Nevada Real ID licenses to be optional |

Nevada Real ID licenses to be optional

Nevada drivers won’t be required to obtain high-security Real ID licenses under a measure endorsed by a legislative panel.

The Legislative Committee on Regulations voted Monday to make the licenses optional unless mandated by the federal government. The Department of Motor Vehicles will now hold a public hearing to change regulations before sending the matter back to the committee for final approval.

Gov. Jim Gibbons in January imposed Real ID requirements for 120 days by executive order, making Nevada one of only nine state to comply with the federal law.

Officials say the temporary regulation has contributed to longer waits at the DMV because people must show three different forms of identification.

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